Visteon Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:VC)

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$131.87 $2.45 (1.82%) VC stock closing price Jun 22, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of VC requires an investor to check the cash flows for Visteon. While its important to look at the Visteon debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as Visteon revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. Visteon saw a cash impact of $-198M from the buyback of VC shares. The cash flow statement helps in the Visteon stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. Visteon saw a outflow of $-175M from investing activities for 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow87M84M169M270M262M259M316M280M352M416M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-104M-110M86M-133M-250M-121M-290M-63M-104M-70M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net42M55M-2.25B353M-475M-66M-5M-1.14B-291M219M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-99M-75M-187M-274M-269M-38M-258M-209M-151M-294M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-35M-8M-160M-458M1.02B--81M-3M-41M-
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-47M-47M-------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-41M338M2.75B-8M-48M-2M8M61M69M86M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-198M-500M-470M-500M-250M-50M-33M1.19B--
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-2M-2M-250M182M-58M-45M-10M-1.31B-45M-165M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings10M-2M39M-20M5M17M-3M-19M28M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-38M-13M-55M-97M-22M-27M----
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-5M-1.75B-1M17M209M2M23M37M-195M-56M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash19M-11M-20M-35M-17M18M-23M2M23M-61M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year878M2.73B827M1.68B825M723M905M1.83B1.18B1.76B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End706M878M2.73B827M1.68B825M723M1.77B962M1.18B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows can be categorized into three main sections:

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that Visteon is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - Visteon stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Visteon reported a positive operating cash flow of $217M for 2017 and has seen an increase from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Growth companies, typically most tech companies; spend heavily on investing activities and this figure stood at $-175M for VC stock. Sometimes a company might have a negative overall cash flow which may not be really bad if it is due to investment expenses. Hence it is important to check the cash flow from investment activities.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-233M for Visteon. The money accounted for under this head comes from external sources which includes lenders, investors and shareholders. Positive cash flow is generated when the company gets cash because of issuance of stocks or bonds. Similarly negative cash flow is generated when shares are repurchased, dividend payments are made, and loans or interest on loans are paid back.

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